The smoke has cleared and we had a GREAT opener! Read more.
Still have to pinch myself that this dream has become a reality! We can't thank everyone enough that has helped in making this dream come true. Read more.
The last two weeks our clients have been slamming the fish! Wading and drifting have both been producing depending on the weather. Read more.
We feel like a broken record when talking about how good the fishing has been this year and how great it has stayed. Read more.
Dreams do come true! This weekend we hosted our first group for our soft opening of the new lodge and everything went GREAT. Read more.
Two days of phenomenal fishing during the Texas Oilman's Tourney as our clients caught A LOT of fish! Read more.
I feel like I sound like a broken record as I type up reports as the fishing has just stayed phenomenal. Read more.
The phenomenal fishing has continued! Over the last couple days our groups have absolutely hammed the fish. Read more.
Last week we put A LOT of seed in the ground, fenced off ponds, sprayed ponds, received shipment of 5 water control structures and just kept playing the chess match with Mother Nature. Read more.
The fishing really couldn't have been much better the end of last week and over the weekend! Both drifting and wading, the guides put clients on steady action both morning and afternoon. Read more.
The last two weeks the fishing has been pretty dang good when the weather will allow us to get on the water. Read more.
We're really excited about bringing this property and old project back to life! It takes a lot of work and a team effort to get properties in tip top shape and geared towards waterfowl habitat. Read more.
A lot of seed will be going in the ground over the next couple of weeks as we'll be planting & flagging 30+/- ponds of the 80+ ponds that we have to get ready for season. Read more.
Picked up some hardware and money yesterday while fishing the Texas Trio Classic fishing tournament! Read more.
The weather/wind seems to change more by the hour than the day over the last week plus. Our groups that have waded have hammered the trout, releasing many over 25" and caught plenty of good eaters to take home as well. Read more.
The new lodge is really coming together and looking amazing! Read more.
The fishing has really been good over the last month as long as you can adapt to the changing weather. Read more.
We started pumping ponds last week because we have a handful of ponds that we want to keep water on throughout the hot summer months to promote aquatic vegetation growth. Read more.
Capt. Fletcher put his group on an afternoon SOLIDS smash session while looking for trophy trout. Read more.
TROPHY TROUT AND BIG BOXES! When the winds blows we wade and when it doesn't we get them drifting. Read more.
The last two weeks of fishing have been pretty dang good. Clients are still catching good boxes of fish along with some trophy trout both wading and drifting. Read more.
I feel like a broken record as I type up this report, but the fishing has stayed flat out amazing! The Matagorda Bay system is in phenomenal shape! Read more.
The fishing has been about as good as it gets for us over the last couple days. Read more.
Here are a few drone pictures that were taken earlier this week of the lodge that's currently under construction along with the pond and dog kennels. Read more.
The front that pushed through this past Sun slowed the fishing down a little for our groups, especially for the monster trout. Read more.
WOW! Words really can't describe how good the fishing was yesterday(Fri)morning for the 3 boat party we had out. Read more.
Great day on the water yesterday(Thur 9th) as both boats out put their clients on good boxes of fish! Read more.
Yesterday afternoon won't soon be forgotten! Capt. Fletcher and his one client caught and released 10 trout over 25" with 5 of them being over 27"! Read more.
The fishing has been pretty dang good over the last handful of days! Read more.
The last handful of days it's been about as good as it gets for our boats drifting! Read more.
2016-2017 Duck Club overview and future plans to improve! Read more.
The afternoon fishing was been about as good as it gets this past Fri & Sat. Read more.
Looks like the EPIC spring we had last year is going to repeat itself as long as the winds cooperate. Read more.
The guys are dialing in on the fish both wading and drifting! Read more.
The lodge build is coming right along! Seems to get bigger and bigger every week. Read more.
The guys broke in the new sled(PRIMETIME IV) the right way last week by catching a trophy trout just shy of the 30" mark on her first trip out of the gate! Read more.
Over the last 8-10 days we've experienced just about every type of weather possible for Texas in January. We closed out crane season with an EPIC feet down beat down over the decoys! Read more.
Breaking ice isn't something we're accustom to on the Texas coastal prairie, but that's exactly what we were doing this weekend. Read more.
The snows played this morning! Nothing beats shooting decoying geese. Read more.
Pretty solid morning highlighted by one of our groups shooting 2 banded specks! Read more.
Being on the "X" in the fog makes all the difference in the world! Read more.
Playing a little catch-up on posting, but we have BROKEN GROUND and things are moving forward!!!!! Read more.
The last week plus leading up to Christmas was about as solid as we could have asked for! Read more.
Beneath the spin and a few more feeds building! Read more.
Lost a lot of our ducks because of the front, but we gained a TON of geese! Things are about to get EPIC. Read more.
We've had some pretty good goose hunts over the last couple of days and LOTS of ducks and geese are arriving! Read more.
This week the speck limits continue to be easy to come by and a handful of snows joined the pile each day. Read more.
We closed out the first half of duck season about as strong as possible. Read more.
Another solid morning in the goose spread for our clients. Read more.
When people ask us why, THIS is the answer! Read more.
We whacked them pretty good the end of last week and over the weekend. Read more.
We had two great hunts this morning! Limits on specks and ducks Read more.
The full moon last night and front that's on its way has delivered a bunch of birds already! Read more.
Roost and rest has been the key to having successful hunts with the mild temperatures we have had to start the season Read more.
Little habitat management yesterday afternoon! Controlled burn on some seed rice stubble that was harvested this year. Read more.
Can't wait to get them in and to put the "ribeye in the sky" feet down for our clients. Read more.
Our fresh water ponds close to the coast burned them down pretty good for both our guided hunts and club groups over the weekend. Read more.
Ducks enjoying the roost this afternoon waiting on the combines to finish harvesting rice so we can start pumping water for them! Read more.
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The prairie is coming alive more and more every day! Read more.
We're less than two weeks away from opening up the regular duck and goose season! The RNG team has been working hard for months Read more.
Teal season ended and our harvest numbers look like this: Read more.
We had an absolutely fabulous alligator season this year! Read more.
The middle weekend of teal season stayed pretty strong for us with a handful of bands hitting the water. Read more.
Recap of how the first week of teal season went for us! Lets just say it was a good one. Read more.
Absolute SMASH city again today! Somehow today's results were even better than yesterday. Read more.
WOW!!! We couldn't have asked for a better start to teal season. Read more.
Tomorrow morning is go time! The teal have really been stacking up for the last week or so and honestly in all areas. Read more.
Teal season is quickly approaching and it looks like it'll be a good one! We started having birds show up about two weeks ago and since then more and more have joined. Read more.
With the recent full moon and little front that came through a few days ago we have seen our first big group of teal! Prolly 800-1000 holding on a pond. Lots of small 20-30 bird groups scattered around as well. Read more.
Our fishing reports have been lagging over the last 3 weeks because we have been so focused on getting ready for waterfowl season, but the fishing has definitely NOT been lagging. The fishing has just continued to stay phenomenal all summer! Read more.
It has been an ABSOLUTELY phenomenal "offseason" for us on the waterfowl side! We have added 5 additional properties that are as good or better than anything we already had. Read more.
Last week was super busy for us as we were getting things done ahead of the forecasted rain. Discing ponds for teal season, moving pits into position so backhoe just has to sink them in, moving skid blinds around and getting electric fences up were the main focus towards the end of the week as the rain chances continued to increase. Read more.
Our sunflowers are looking amazing! Still have a few spots left for opening weekend South Zone for anyone interested. Hunts take place outside El Campo. Contact us for more details. Read more.
Our duck food has EXPLODED with the recent rains. Farmers call them million dollar rains, we call them MIGRATION STOPPERS! Read more.
Our waterfowl habitat is looking good and it's going to explode with the recent rains!
The prep-work NEVER stops! We disced a handful more ponds over the last couple days and will be planting around/during the rain today and tomorrow. Read more.
The fishing has been flat out amazing over the last 8-10 days, both wading and drifting has been producing good boxes of fish! Read more.
The 2016 Texas Oilman's Invitational Tourney was a success! All our boats caught fish and some good ones at that. Read more.
Another couple ponds planted and fertilized this afternoon. Will be flushing within the next 2-3 days. Rice on one of our farms looks REALLY good as does most in the area. Read more.
The last week or so has been pretty good fishing as you can see from the pictures! Surf was flat for a couple days before Independence Day and we took advantage of it. Read more.
WOW!!! Saying that Avery had an epic day might be the understatement of the year. Read more.
Disced, leveled and scratched ponds look so good before we plant them! Another good day of planting yesterday before the rain. Season will be here before you know and we still have a few openings during teal season for anyone interested. Read more.
EPIC morning to say the least! Released multiple trout over 7lbs with the biggest going just under 30" and 8lbs for the group wading Read more.
Friday-Sunday fishing put up a strong case to go in the EPIC category! Both wading and drifting produced great boxes of trout. Wading was the ticket for the BIG girls though. Friday one of our groups released 2 trout that were right over 8lbs on the boga and a couple more in the 6lb range. Read more.
Over the last 8-10 days we have finally got a break in the rain on a handful of our properties and have been able to get out and do some more work. Read more.
It's been a little while since we've set down and posted a report to the website. Things have been super busy as the fishing has stayed GREAT, we were pre-fishing and fishing in Texas Trio Classic tourney and been pulling water off ponds to start getting them ready to plant for duck season. Read more.
First off a HUGE salute needs to go out to the Texas Trio Classic crew for putting on a great tourney for an awesome cause! Tons of work goes into putting on a tourney of this size and we appreciate everything y'all do. Read more.
Last week we had a couple days that were a grind during the week as we were dealing with higher winds and clients that didn’t/couldn’t wade. We were still able to put them on fish, but it wasn’t our normal boxes as of late. As the week went on, things definitely got better! Read more.
WOW! Talk about a weekend for the memory books..... Our drifting boats Fri-Sun were on an absolute roll catching and releasing monster trout. Read more.
High tides yesterday had the trout right up next to the bank, or at least that's where we found them. Focusing on bait around the entrance of cuts that had moving water was the key. First stop didn't have much bait thus we didn't find any fish so we made a move pretty quick Read more.
This past week and weekend was a very productive one for our fishing clients. Wading and drifting both produced solid boxes of fish. The waders were throwing croaker and wet wading, while the drifters were mostly using live shrimp under a popping cork. Read more.
Fishing stayed strong for our clients last week and into the weekend while drifting throwing popping cork and live shrimp or bouncing soft plastics off the bottom. Limits of trout or right at limits were taken every day with a handful of bonus fish as well. We also released a handful of trout in the 25-28 inch range to fight another day. Read more.
Great waterfowl habitat doesn’t just happen; it’s the result of hard work in the “offseason” that produces ample food during the fall and winter. We take our “offseason” work very serious and it basically starts as soon as season ends. Yesterday we did some serious maintenance work to some ponds on a new property that we picked up for this coming season. Read more.
Matagorda Bay just keeps on producing solid boxes of fish for our clients! The weather wasn't the best mid-week, but that didn't stop the fish from eating. Drifting with popping cork and shrimp or gulp still seems to be the most productive, but one boat did hammer them pretty good on Sunday while bouncing soft plastics off the bottom while drifting. Read more.
The guys hit the water yesterday and today to do a little scouting and make sure they were still on the fish. We've had a lot of freshwater runoff and wind over the last couple days and they just wanted to check on a few spots and get some fish for themselves. Needless to say they are still dialed in! Read more.
A few more additions and this BAD boy will be ready to go in the ground. Once we get this one picked up they'll get started on another one for us. Brady and the guys at Collins Welding have done a great job on the pits and we're very impressed with their work!
Hats off to Mike Grisham and crew that are just about finished up with the front entrance for us at the property were kennels are and the new lodge is going. We really like the way it turned out and couldn't be happier with the job they did.
The last couple of days can only be described as WOW! Just when we thought Matagorda fishing couldn’t possibly get any better, the guys roll off a weekend that clients won’t soon forget. Personal best were not only topped, but multiple times in the same trip. A handful of trout are on their way to the taxidermist and another handful of measurements are as well Read more.
WOW, talk about a busy and productive spring so far, we're firing on all cylinders to put it lightly.
-We have secured 5 ADDITIONAL prime properties for waterfowl hunting for this next season. Taking our individual pond total up to 75-80 ponds per season depending on farming rotation.
-We are really excited about how our executive duck club ponds(35+/-) are shaping up for this season.
We can't complain about how our hunts went over the weekend at all. The club and our day hunters all saw a bunch of ducks. Lots of redheads, pintails and teal on the prairie right now. As normal in late season, they are getting harder and harder to hunt. Read more.
What a different some cold weather has done for our hunting! This past weekend was probably our best duck hunting across the board for both our club members and day hunters. LOTS and LOTS of birds have made their way into our area and they should stay for the remainder of season. Read more.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and above all was safe in doing so!
Finally some decent waterfowl weather and the ducks have started stacking up! The full moon and cold front last week brought our area a good push of birds and so far they have decided to stay. Read more.
So far this season we really haven't had any real waterfowl or wintery weather to speak of. Even though the weather hasn't been great we've still been able to put clients on good shoots as you can see from the pictures below. Read more.
Wasn't the barrel burner across the board for the re-opener that we'd normally be happy with, but this year we'll take it. Sat morning it was 70 degrees at 4am, not exactly Dec waterfowl weather. Sun morning the front hit just after shooting time and for those that stuck it out were rewarded. Read more.
Oh the difference a real front can make! It's been a grind to say the least for the first part of waterfowl season. We have done ok, but not near what our standards are. Resting ponds 7-10 days between hunts has been key and we even have a handful that have yet to be hunted. Read more.
It was another weekend of grinding! Some mornings the action was better than the pictures show do to more shooting and releasing. We need some cold weather and full moon to help kick start a migration. Read more.
And so it begins! Opening weekend was a wet one to say the least. Saturday the best hunts came from ponds closer to the coast for both our day and club hunters. Our prairie ponds had mixed results reported from club. Read more.
Things are coming along nicely as we're just a few days away from the opener! Didn't have to many blowouts/washouts from the rain over the weekend and we've been able to fix the ones that did without losing to much water. We'll finish brushing blinds and any touch up work on Thursday. Read more.
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